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Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans
Franchises

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
Kate Taylor
7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default
Finance

7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

What will happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations? Here are 7 possible outcomes -- and they don't look good.
Jeff Cox
Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve
Leadership

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to serve as the central bank's next chairman.
Lyneka Little
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Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown
Franchises

Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
Kate Taylor
Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown
Marketing

Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown

Outspoken Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is calling for business leaders to work to encourage compromise and end the government shutdown.
Kate Taylor
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses
Technology

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
Shayna Meliker
What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.
Catherine Clifford
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
Catherine Clifford
What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown
Marketing

What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown

Politics and business don't always mix but these owners spoke out about the shutdown.
Jason Fell
Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth
Franchises

Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth

Franchisees are putting holds on expansion and cutting full-time employees in an attempt to temper expenses from health-care reform.
Kate Taylor
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
Finance

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
Catherine Clifford
By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)
Franchises

By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)

This nifty infographic breaks down the state of the franchise economy in terms of jobs, growth, policy and what to expect in the coming year.
Kate Taylor
OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare
Starting a Business

OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.
Scott Shane
Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive
Franchises

Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

Portland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
Kate Taylor